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5 Causes of Low Self-Esteem in Teens

Confidence and self-esteem are particularly important during the teenage years. Self-esteem allows teens to feel good about who they are, capable, and worthy of love. Numerous studies have shown just how important self-esteem is for adolescents. Teenagers with high self-esteem are happier, calmer, and more likely to bounce back from failure. Teens with low self-esteem are at increased risk for poor mental health, poverty, and even drug use.

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How to Create Your Own DIY Summer Camp (+ Printables) 

Summer camps have been a summertime staple for kids for decades. These camps teach kids survival skills and foster their independence all while helping them learn to appreciate the outdoors in a safe environment. For many reasons, however, some families are unable to make summer camp work. And this year, COVID-19 social distancing guidelines are postponing or canceling many of these fun summertime activities. 

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6 Ways to Help Your Kids Enjoy the Outdoors 

The average American child spends just four to seven minutes playing outside each day. This doesn’t exactly bode well for their health. From a higher risk of obesity to stunted emotional and cognitive development, a lack of outdoor play can have some serious side effects. If your little one is already in the habit of plopping down in front of the TV for hours, don’t lose hope. It’s possible to cultivate a love for the outdoors in your tech-savvy 2-year-old or tween. You’ll just have to get creative. Here are six suggestions to get you started! 

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Exceptional Ways to Improve Your Morning with a Cup of Coffee 

Everyone needs their morning coffee. This is a reality for most people who are getting ready for a busy day. A cup of morning coffee can set the mood and energy. It can be the best way to start your day no matter where you are. Aside from making sure that your breakfast is packed with nutritious food, you also have to check the content of your coffee. Make sure that it can add to your bodily needs. Check the nutritional content of your coffee. You need to do this to ensure that it is really helpful to you. Here are the different ways on how you can ensure that you can improve your morning with a cup of coffee.

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Staycation Ideas If Your Beach Plans Have Been Canceled

Earlier this year, you might have made the perfect summer plans to go to the beach, head into the mountains, or travel to another country. However, COVID-19 came along and interrupted your dreams of vacation — now, the kids are disappointed, and you’re feeling bummed out, too. Don’t despair! Maybe you can’t get away, but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy a little rest and relaxation closer to home. Here are six fabulous staycation ideas that are sure to delight the entire family. 

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Great Summer Ideas for Every Home with Kids

Staying at home with your children, especially in these unprecedented times of global insanity, can be difficult to say the least. Children, naturally rambunctious, will drive you up the walls and make it virtually impossible to do anything you want to do. That is why, especially now, it is important you have an abundance of activities for your boisterous and manic children to settle themselves with and give them the summer they deserve. It is not easy being young, and spending your entire year struggling at school with both friends and work, then having your entire summer spent indoors, would be enough to drive you crazy, if you were in their position!

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7 Ways You’re Making Your Homeschool Day Harder

Across America, many parents have begun pulling a double shift. They have added homeschool teacher to their resumes. Are you among their number? If you are, you might discover to your dismay that there’s more to teaching than fingerpainting. However, if you find yourself continually gritting your teeth around your kids, maybe you are making homeschooling too hard on your children — and yourself. Learning about the following nine common errors can help you make the academic day smoother.